Just Dare

Hello Red Threaders — Today I wrote my blogpost for Cosmic Cowgirls Magazine, so I thought I would just share that with you…Come on over and check it out Daring to be Yourself and how this cowgirl got her boots

Just Dare
Dare to re-invent yourself
even when you don’t know what
that looks like yet.
Dare to dream bigger than
you feel comfortable dreaming.
Dare to love unreasonably
even if you have been hurt.
Dare to practice radical self love
even when you aren’t sure how.
Dare to practice big compassionate love
for others even those you don’t know.
Dare to say yes to your own self
even when your life or family or friends
don’t see it that way.
Dare to not let fear get in your way,
and when it does, keep moving forward.
Dare to be the most you
that you can be
while accepting yourself as you are.
Dare to discover what beautiful means,
to you and only you.
Dare to say yes to women in your life
even if you feel unsure of yourself and them.
Dare to call yourself an artist, a poet, a dreamer,
a thinker, a revolutionary…
and then take passionate action.
Dare to take risks that make you feel hopeful
even when you don’t know how it will work.
Dare be a colorful woman,
and dance alone in a crowd.
Dare to live.
Dare to love.
Dare to laugh.
Dare to not get it right.
And begin again anyway.
Dare to live in amazing grace.
Just dare.

Shiloh Sophia McCloud